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TRENDS: The Roaring Return

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Not so much a trend as it is a movement, much like the post-war recovery period that gave us the roaring 20’s, some experts believe that the years following COVID-19 will usher in a renewed sense of gratitude and appreciation and, with it, added celebration, enthusiasm, and a general lust for life. 

The leisure outfits that dominated lockdown are expected to be replaced by long-awaited glitz and glam, and in colour cosmetics, neutral palettes are being exchanged for their bolder, more experimental counterparts. Bringing a hedonistic view to our homes, when it comes to furniture and interiors, the frivolity and whimsy that has long been reserved for a children’s bedroom, nursery or games room has suddenly been transported to any and every corner of the homeelevating the every day with enthustic and expressive designs.

Ultimately, visual rulebooks are being thrown out of the window, styles are being clashed like never before, and there’s no longer such a thing as ‘saving for best’. 

From glassware, wall art and interior colour palettes to furniture design, tableware and home textiles, no matter how extravagant or avant-garde a piece may seem, if it brings joy to its owner and showcases their personality, then it will sit pride of place to be enjoyed every single moment of the week. Think cut crystal for your orange juice, disco balls in place of lights, maximalist wallpapers, artwork of every medium and style, and embellishments galore. 

Key Characteristics of the Roaring Return Trend

  • Designs and colour palettes that don’t take themselves too seriously. 

  • A focus on eclectic, enthusiastic and expressive design. 

  • Ripping up traditional design rulebooks, fully embracing whatever it is that makes the end-user or owner happy. 

  • Maximalist if that’s what the owner loves, or a single statement in an otherwise simple, pared-back room.

  • Focusing on texture and shape as much as colour.

  • Using, sharing and enjoying pieces that are usually saved for best each and every day. 

 

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Written by Jordan Evans
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Written by Jordan Evans

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